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Youth Ministry

Whether you're paid or volunteering, starting something from scratch or growing what you have, we have a range of resources and initiatives that you can tap into. Scroll down to learn more about the diocese support team, our current initiatives and find recommended resources that can boost your work with young people.

Now available: VOCALISE

A new resource from Capital Youth, created with young people

Created in partnership with Ambassadors, VOCALISE is a series of short videos filmed by five young people exploring Christianity. The questions are simple, the answers are unscripted and the footage was decided by the young people involved. The video footage was turned into a short session that will help anyone start meaningful conversations with young people in their church.

Meet the team

The team that supports children and youth ministry in the Diocese of London has a wide range of skills. We are all passionate about working with young people and we aim to support the Diocese as best we can within each role. Get in touch via email at youth@nulllondon.anglican.org.

Sam Donoghue
Head of Children and Youth Ministry Support

Katie O’Conor
Children’s Ministry Advisor, Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

James Fawcett
Youth Ministry Advisor

Alex Taylor
Children and Youth
Ministry Trainer

Kathryn Kane
Schools Ministry Advisor

Jenny Barnard
Project Manager, Capital Youth

Levi Phillips
Creative Lead, Capital Youth

What we can help with

Practical, insightful content

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Speaking and encouragement

Connecting with those wanting to involve young people in their churches is something we enjoy and find useful in our roles. Invite us to speak at a Synod, Chapter or Youth Workers’ meeting and we’ll share what’s going on around the diocese and listen to what your churches are hoping to do.

Training and seminars

We organise seminars, events and training courses throughout the year that address a wide variety of topics relevant to youth ministry.
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Advice and consultancy

One of the most valuable things we can provide is a brain to pick! The Diocese of London has partnered with CONCRETE to provide free consultancy on engaging young people. CONCRETE is a youth ministry organisation with a specialism in urban areas; meaning they are suitably equipped to support our Diocese. Founder James Fawcett has been working with young people full-time for the last 15 years in a variety of contexts and for the last 10 of them in the east end of London, Tower Hamlets.

Hiring support

We can support you in recruiting the right person for your community and helping them settle in. Whatever stage you’re at in the process, feel free to contact us.

Things we can help with include:

  • Refining the job scope and job description
  • Guidance on the right salary and benefits
  • Safeguarding expectations and processes
  • Guidance on what to expect and how to manage them
  • Distributing the vacancy through our networks
  • Ongoing supervision/advisory support

If your vacancy is already online, you can submit your vacancy to be displayed on the Diocese jobs page.

Make sure you’re aware of our Apprenticeship Scheme below, which is a great opportunity to train someone from within your parish.

Looking for a job?

Check the vacancies page (look under Children’s Ministry as well as Youth), or find out more about our Apprenticeship Scheme below. Some churches in our Diocese do not submit their job vacancies to our jobs page, so keep an eye out on social media.

Get in touch with our team at youth@nulllondon.anglican.org

Current initiatives

Capital Youth

Capital Youth is an opportunity for our Diocese to explore together what it looks like to welcome, listen to and engage young people in our communities, with an increased focus on evangelism and discipleship within our youth work.

Click below to find out everything about Capital Youth, what’s happening and how you can get involved.

The Spark Fund

The Spark Fund helps 12-25s in the Diocese of London run a missional project.

We’re looking for young people to come up with innovative ways to help their friends explore the Christian faith. The idea could be anything; an organised event, online media channel or something else entirely.

BLMF Apprentices 2018-19

Apprenticeship Scheme

We are working with parishes across the Diocese of London to train a new generation of children and youth workers from within our communities.

With funding support from the BLMF, Apprentices are employed by the Diocese and work within a parish for three years, enabling parishes to significantly expand or develop their youth and children’s ministry. We have four funded places available each year.

Recommended Resources

NEW: Confirmed – Your journey to confirmation

Confirmed is a new course from the Youth Minster team at Christ Church W4, revolving around a badge collection system (similar to Scouts). The course presents key Christian disciplines in a way that young people can easily understand and try for themselves.

This free resource pack gives you everything you need to run the course, including print and slide templates, cheat sheets and instructions for ordering the badges. There is no charge for the resource pack but you’ll need to pay for your own badges. Download the course below.

“I am delighted at the work that the youth team at Christ Church W4 has already done as one of the Youth Minsters in the diocese. They have pioneered a number of initiatives, such as the Confirmed course, and my hope is that this can begin to be of value to other churches as they develop their own ministry among young people.”
– Bishop Graham Tomlin


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YOUCAT: Confirmation Book

YOUCAT is the Catechism of the Catholic Churches for adolescents and young people. The most important contents of the faith are summarised briefly and comprehensibly in the format of questions and answers. The confirmation book inspires young people to learn the contents of the faith in preparation for their confirmation.

Find out more and purchase

Our resources database

Below is a database we’re building of existing resources out there that cover a range of different topics and purposes. We’ve included the cost, who it’s for, who it’s made by and how much input it will need from you. Click on a row to see all the details and get the link to access. Click the search icon or use the filters to narrow your search.

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